Sep 21, 2012 9:00am EDT
. the campaign trail hits two battleground states today. president obama heads to a rally in virginia while republican candidate mitt romney fund-raises in nevada, this as romney says the president was conceding failure when he remarked that washington can't be changed from the inside. the obama campaign responded by noting that romney made nearly identical comments back in 2007 when he also said washington must be changed from the outside. >>> american airlines customers are dealing with an increase in cancelled and delayed flights. the nation's third largest carrier blames the problems on pilots calling in sick and crew members filing maintenance requests. the pilots union, however, blames company mismanagement and old aircraft. american has cut jobs and benefits it is a reorganizes under bankruptcy protection. >>> the payoff has arrived this morning for iphone fans around the world who waited patiently outside apple stores for the new iphone 5 to go on sale. millions have already been ordered online. well, despite some well publicized glitches with the mapping software, apple is ex
Sep 21, 2012 7:00am EDT
ring. >> as president obama is put on defense about some of the things he did not accomplish in his first term. >>> waiting games. american airline passengers dealing with a surge in delays and cancelled flight is. are plililot deliberately slowi things down over a labor dispute? >> call me, maybe, you've heard that. you've heard it like this and this. ♪ and here's my number so call me maybe ♪ >> an entire chorus and orchestra giving "call me, maybe" a musical mikeover live on the plaza today, friday, september 21st, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on this friday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm willie geist in this morning for matt. savannah, i'm struck by the progression of "call me, maybe." from cookie monster to now a classical orchestra >> we've got al. doesn't it just put you in an elevated mood? >> he does. calling for more strings. >> they can't see you, al, but that's okay. >> they can't?
Sep 21, 2012 6:00am EDT
possibly libya. >>> president obama says the atta film was simply an excuse for the deadly attack in libya. he said extremists took advantage of the anger directed at the video. he said, it's not clear if al qaeda was behind the acan at that -- attack. >>> president obama will be holding an event at phizner stadium in woodbridge. the president also participated in an immigration forum. the president answered questions from the moderator and audience members. >> the issue here for voters, whose vision best represents the aspirations, not just of the latino community, but of all americans who believe that we are a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants? and that candidate, i believe, is talking to you right now. >> more than 20 million hispanic americans are expected to vote this year. >>> mitt romney will tout his economic plan in the state with the highest unemployment rate, nevada. the presidential nominee will hold a fund-raiser and a public rally in las vegas. he campaigned in florida yesterday, where he told supporters that president obama had given up on the job. >> we fac
Sep 21, 2012 5:00am EDT
. >> got to save more money. megan, thank you. >>> 5:05. president obama heads to northern virginia today. he's holding a campaign event in woodbridge later today. thousands of people expected to fill pfizner stadium for that big rally at 12:45 this afternoon. the president was originally supposed to speak in manassas. his campaign announced the change on monday. while candidates continue campaigning hard in virginia, president obama is opening up a slight lead in three of the other states that could decide this election. he leads mitt romney by eight points in iowa. that's according to a "the wall street journal"/nbc news/marist poll. the president leads by five points in wisconsin, ohio, and colorado. >>> vice presidential nominee paul ryan will be in new orleans to speak to aarp members. the president will speak to the same group by satellite. mitt romney will raise money today in las vegas. he'll meet with donors before a public rally on the unlv campus. the republican candidate campaigned yesterday in florida. >> i can change washington. i will change washington. we'll get the job do